Famous Gladiators at Chiltern Open Air Museum
On Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend 29th–30th May from 10 am to 5 pm, Roman Gladiators will be invading Chiltern Open Air Museum!
Watch fearsome gladiators in action as a team of criminals, barbarians and other prisoners of war, disgraced soldiers and thrill-seekers fight for the entertainment of the crowds and the Emperor. Who will live, and who will die: you decide! Meet the costumed re-enactors and learn about life in the 1st century AD with gladiatorial displays taking place at 12 and 3pm.
The gladiators will be brought to life by Britannia, one of the largest (and oldest) re-enactment groups in the UK, they will be demonstrating the excitement and brutality of life in the late Roman period. Britannia have worked on over 150 TV and film projects, including Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and all five series of CBBC’s Horrible Histories.
Siân Hammerton-Fraser, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, says:
“Having worked on Ridley Scott’s Gladiator, Britannia’s gladiatorial combat, weapons and battle tactics are fantastic and definitely get our crowds roaring! This will be a brilliant, unforgettable way to teach the whole family about Roman history.”
The Roman Gladiators event is a thrilling action packed and educational day for the entire family. Be warned there may be (fake) blood! Find out more at www.coam.org.uk
About Chiltern Open Air Museum
Chiltern Open Air Museum is an outdoor Museum of over 30 rescued historic buildings including an Iron Age roundhouse, Blacksmith’s forge, tin chapel, Victorian toll house and working Victorian farm, all set in 45 acres of beautiful Chilterns countryside. The Museum is home to heavy horses, sheep, chicken, farm cats and goats and has been used in the filming of many television programmes including CBBC’s Horrible Histories and Downton Abbey.
Remember: If you are a member of a YAC Club, remember that you can get 2 for 1 entry with your YAC Pass Card!